YOU ARE THE ENEMY OF NO ONE’S well being, more than your own when you operate in envy or jealousy. “Whoever he is whom you persecute with jealousy, can evade and escape you. You cannot escape yourself. Wherever you may be, your adversary is with you; your enemy is always in your own breast; your mischief is shut up within; you are tied and bound with the links of chains from which you cannot extricate yourself; you are captive under the tyranny of jealousy”.
Cyprian was really just expanding on Scripture, “Who is able to stand before envy?” James gives us a further revelation of envy, “For wherever there is jealousy (envy) and contention (rivalry and selfish ambition), there will also be confusion (unrest, disharmony, rebellion) and all sorts of evil and vile practices.” James 3:16
The problem with most sins of selfishness is that if left unchecked, they manifest in rebellion and confusion. You cannot discern correctly and you cannot hear clearly because you are blinded by envy. The Spirit is choked out by jealousy. Envy left to itself produces selfish ambition and contention gives birth to rebellion.
What is it that you envy? A Relationship? Money? Status? Power? Position? Favor? What is it the you don’t have that you think you deserve? Stop pointing the finger at others and point it at yourself. Get rid of envy and ALL selfish ambition! It will produce a crop of rotten fruit. I’m talking to you. #runyourrace
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